After the recent solar eclipse, a penumbral lunar eclipse is going to take place on 10th January.
Lunar Eclipse To Take Place On 10th January, Check Timings
The lunar eclipse, or Chandra grahan, will be visible on January 10 and 11 in Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia, and in certain parts of the Americas.
Chandra Grahan Timings in India
Here, the lunar shroud starts at 22:37:44 (shortly after 10.30 pm) on January 10 and closures at 2:42:19 am on January 11, as indicated by a source. That is more than four hours.
However, what does “penumbral” mean, To discover, we should investigate how lunar eclipse work.
Lunar eclipses happen when the Earth’s shadow, or a part of it, falls on the full moon. A total lunar eclipse, as the name recommends, requires the moon to be secured by the Earth’s shadow – albeit some separated light figures out how to arrive at our satellite and make it “shine” red.
Imperfect alignments cause incomplete and penumbral shrouds. The third kind, the one you’ll see tomorrow, happens when the moon goes through the Earth’s external shadow or obscuration.
What can you expect to see? “The event is so subtle that most people don’t even notice,” according to a National Geographic explainer. “The moon will appear just slightly darker than normal.”
Presently, you may wonder for what reason don’t we see a lunar eclipse each time there’s a full moon? That is a result of the tilt in its orbit, which makes the alignment required for an eclipse rare.